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Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Everything includes loud music, live bands, non-alcoholic drinks of all kinds (up to energy drinks), flashing lights, getting down, hoo... read more
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Super high tech features include massive high-def screen, a retractable roof, furnishings that electronically adjust from dining heig... read more
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar is actually a restaurant), The Library makes no small work of cultivating old world atmosphere, with exposed brick, plush velvet bo... read more
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at this reopened 13,000-square-foot swanky Lincoln Park nightclub with four rooms, five separate bars, and an outdoor garden. In-hous... read more
This tri-level Japanese restaurant bar keeps all things sleek and natural with its restored wood walls and stools, marble bars, and robata dishes grilled on sumi, the highest quality white oak char... read more
House of Glunz is actually a storied Chicago spirits merchant, dating to 1888. Their tavern sat vacant for ninety years, but family scions Barbara Glunz and Christopher Donovan resurrected it to th... read more
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard adds this little sister cafe as a sidecar to her famed Girl & The Goat restaurant. This retro-chic joint is a bakery/coffee bar by day and hopping neighborhood b... read more
This River North location is slightly more upscale than its sportsbar-esque brothers and sisters, flanked with a 75-foot retractable roof for summertime, 25 craft beers, and more sophisicated-rusti... read more
A grand piano, dark woods, red walls, and a marble fireplace give this steak and seafood spot a sexy clubhouse-parlor feel. No animal is left behind, as veal sweetbreads, crab toast, and wild pheas... read more
This Lakeview "beercade" has a fierce collection of 37 arcade games and 16 local draft beers. Donkey Kong, Tetris, NBA Jam, and Centipede are all for the playing, and a change machine is on-site to... read more
Walks like a speakeasy, talks like a speakeasy... must be Brazilian. Reclaimed wood floor and bar, funky orange vinyl bench, exposed brick wall and duct ceiling. Mixologists pouring liquors under g... read more
Michael Dorf, the man behind New York’s Knitting Factory and, more recently, City Winery, is an ambitious man. The entertainment at his 300-seat winery/concert venue just doesn’t stop: ... read more
This speakeasy bar is no six-table basement hideaway; it's 18,000 square feet that include a large-boothed dining area, a whiskey-focused library room, and a lounge with a bar the length of a coupl... read more
Atop Lincoln Park's funky Hotel Lincoln is this swanky bar and restaurant. Mixologist Erin Hayes presents an innovative destination drinking program that features a rotating menu of cocktails from ... read more
The night starts at Square One. Classic cocktails, original cocktails, cocktails made to order...this is the ultimate cocktail bar. Perhaps cocktails aren't your cup of tea. No problem. Help yourse... read more
Its all about the views at this indoor/outdoor lounge on the 18th floor, atop the Raffaello Hotel. Flaunting a 1,500-square-foot terrace with views of downtown and the lake, this spot has all the r... read more
The Sandoval brothers--Alfredo, Felipe and Patricio--of Mercadito renown have opened Tavernita, which falls somewhere between a Med-Latin restaurant and a sexy, elegant lounge. Tavernita is in the ... read more
We know…it’s just what Division Street needs. Another sports bar. At least this one puts a different spin on the standard LCD screen congested burgers and boys' hangout. Brought to Wic... read more
Don’t put this bar in a box based on its Lincoln Park location. With Violet Hour vet Stephen Cole and Greg Butera of Aviary at the helm, the bar is set high in regards to the cocktail selecti... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...